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Vivian L. Thompson

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    Vivian L. Thompson, a long-time resident of Hawaii, heard her first Hawaiian legend from a guide on a mule-back trip during a visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. This sparked her interest and soon after she began collecting and retelling Hawaii's many tales and legends, hoping to preserve a rapidly disappearing heritage of folklore. Her many years of research in the subject have led to the publication of five books of Hawaiian myths, legends, and tales beautifully retold for today's readers; picture storybooks for young children; and plays for children's theater.
    30th November 1988

    Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea and Sky

    When the storytellers of ancient Hawaii gathered by the light of candlenut torches, they told tales that explained the w... More

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    30th July 1991

    Kawelo Roving Chief

    The legend of Kawelo, a young chief of Kauai, is among the favorites in Hawaiian folklore. A fast-paced adventure, thi... More

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    31st January 1992

    Aukele the Fearless

    The story of Aukele, a Polynesian folk hero, recounts the adventures of a young chief who sails for an unknown land, und... More

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    16th February 2005

    Kimo Makes Music

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    30th June 2016

    Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions

    Once in Old Hawaii, in the days when anything was possible, supernatural kupua roamed the islands, challenging kings and... More

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